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Wright State University, School of Fine and Performing Arts, Programs in Theatre, Dance and Motion Picture

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Dear Prospective Students and Parents:

Thank you for visiting Wright State University’s Department of Theatre, Dance and Motion Pictures on GetAcceptd!

Welcome to the information page for BFA programs in Acting, Musical Theatre, Dance and Design/Technology. We’re so pleased you’re interested in joining our more than 40 year tradition of success and excellence. We look forward to getting to know you through this process. To begin, please be sure to read the audition requirements for the programs you’re interested in on our website: ActingMusical TheatreDanceDesign/Technology.

The School of Music has a separate page on Acceptd – be sure you’re on the right page!

To be considered for acceptance into any program, you must complete the Department BFA application form and pay the audition/interview fee. Applicants for admission and scholarship must submit: (1) a completed admission/scholarship application, (2) the $30 application fee, (3) an academic transcript (this is in addition to the transcript you send to Undergraduate Admissions), (4) a recent photograph is required for acting and musical theatre auditionees, (5) a resume of pertinent experience and training as an actor, dancer, designer or theatre technician, director, or stage manager, no later than two weeks before the audition/interview date. Once you have selected your program, you will then access the program's page on Acceptd, where you can create a profile and upload other pertinent information. You may audition for more than one of these programs, however, you will only be accepted into one program.

Please note: the fee is only required on your first application to this department. For subsequent applications to Wright State University Department of Theatre, Dance and Motion Pictures please enter the following coupon code in the payment section of your second application: 02wsu21. ​ 


This year Wright State University’s Department of Theatre, Dance and Motion Pictures will be hosting live auditions on campus. Also, due to the continuing Covid-19 pandemic, we conduct some virtual auditions on Zoom. Time slots for Virtual Auditions are limited, so apply as early as possible

Acting and Musical Theatre Auditions 
Through the BFA application process, you will be able to schedule a live audition on our campus or choose to schedule a virtual audition for selected dates. Acting and Musical Theatre candidates all audition at the same time. If you are submitting for both emphases you will be auditioning for both simultaneously, which requires only one application. Musical Theatre applicants auditioning virtually must also submit a dance video as part of their audition. This can be uploaded to their submission page on the Acceptd platform. Detailed information on the "Musical Theatre Dance Audition" is located on the Musical Theatre Program page. 

Acting and Musical Theatre Prescreen
You may choose to upload pre-recorded audition video to be pre-screened for an invitation to audition, but to be considered for placement in these programs you must attend a live or virtual audition. To prepare a prescreen, follow the guidelines listed on the degree program of your choice by following the drop-down menu on the left of this page.

Wright State Dance Program Auditions 
Dance auditions for the Dance Program will be in-person for all that are able. Dancers who cannot attend auditions in person may submit videos via Acceptd. You will find detailed information on how to prepare for your audition on the Dance Program page in the drop down menu to the left.
The information provided on our department website should address most of your questions, but please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any further questions. For more information, or to schedule a campus visit or audition, please contact: 

Victoria Oleen, Managing Director
Department of Theatre, Dance and Motion Pictures 
(937) 775-3789

Once again, thank you for your interest in Wright State University’s Department of Theatre, Dance and Motion Pictures. We look forward to meeting you! 

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